The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
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So what the media do, in effect, is to take the set of assumptions which express the basic ideas of the propaganda system, whether about the Cold War or the economic system or the national interest and so on, and then present a range of debate within that framework-so the debate only enhances the strength of the assumptions, ingraining them in people’s minds as the entire possible spectrum of opinion that there is.
The female brain matures at maybe eighteen or so. The male brain doesn’t mature about until mid-twenties. In fact in some countries like Canada they’re thinking of treating young men in their early twenties as juveniles, because that’s basically what they are.
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The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control – indoctrination’, we might say – exercised through the mass media.
Anyone can be a moral individual, concerned with human rights and problems; but only a college professor, a trained expert, can solve technical problems by sophisticated’ methods. Ergo, it is only problems of the latter sort that are important or real.
I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.
Nation-state systems basically arose in Europe in their modern sense, and they’re extremely unnatural social organizations. They had to be imposed on the populations by violence, extreme violence.
When [Lenin] became the leader, he didn’t waste much time, and Trotsky helped him, in instituting a pretty repressive regime with the basic elements of Stalinism. They moved pretty quickly to dismantle most of the organs of popular power.
Marx analysed what was happening in a quite brilliant way, if we are investing in infrastructure then we the public should get the benefit of it.
One who views Latin America today  might well assume that Hitler had won the war, though in fact it is American liberalism that a bears a major responsibility for the plague of terror and torture regimes that often mimic the Nazis.
Social media has no real impact on the propaganda model. The propaganda model was a study of the major institutions that provide the fundamental sources of news and information on which the general public relies.
I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.
George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.
History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.